The social media has no shortage of advice. The wrong advice concerning Security Driving and/or Secure Transportation services can lead you into substantial legal problem. Those two services – Security Driving and/or Secure Transportation are regulated by the IRS. – An explanation – If you are a company or an individual marketing and/or supplying “Security Drivers” or “Secure Transportation” I strongly suggest that you ensure the services you offer are in compliance with the IRS regulations regarding Security Related Transportation. In fact the IRS regulation is titled “Security-Related Transportation”.
As a driver or a provider if the client asks for a security driver and that driver does not meet the IRS requirements for supplying secure transportation – and the client company that hired the driver and or the services is audited by the IRS – and it is found that the secure transportation that YOU provided did not meet the IRS guidelines – and the company gets fined – you can be held liable.
This is not speculation – the IRS has doled out penalties that range in the millions. Exposing your client to IRS Audits and tax penalties is not a good career move. Basically the IRS Code requires the driver is trained, some may consider this article as a marketing piece for VDI – BUT – This may come as a surprise Joe and I did not write the IRS Tax Code – or did the IRS consult with us before publishing the code.
Also not all protection markets may be affected by the IRS code. So I will tell you what Joe Autera and I tell the clients – “We are not tax accountants and/or lawyers”. If you offer these services I would strongly suggest you have someone with knowledge of the tax codes give you an opinion concerning your compliance to the tax code.